Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The little ways men can be annoying…



This post is more specifically about the little ways hubby can be annoying.

Few days ago I went to the video store to rent Pride and Prejudice. I took Ziad with me and of course he has to rent a video too. He chose Dr. Seuss’s Green eggs and ham. Does anyone see anything wrong with the movie title??

HAM!!! He had a problem with the word HAM! Sometimes for such a smart and open-minded man, hubby really surprises me.

Seriously to all the Muslim readers, do you have a problem with a video that mentions the word ham??

This is not the first time this issue about pigs came up. Whenever I get the kids books about farm animals, he starts with the sho hada, leesh jaybi hada lektab feyo sowar khanzeer?



For a while when he was younger, Ziad was very much into Pooh bear, so his room was decorated with pooh bear and friends items. He had huge stickers on the wall, and of course there were few with piglet on them. Piglet does not even look like a pig; he actually demanded I take them down. That did not happen of course, because that was a very silly request and eventually he forgot about them. I think it was one of his I just got up, and do not have caffeine and tobacco in my system so I will say whatever I want moments.

Ya3ni 3ana jad, this is so annoying! Allah forbad us from eating. He did not ask not to look at the animal and learn about it.

Ziad knows that we are Muslims and therefore we do not eat pork. I explained to him that Allah has asked us not to eat it, because pigs eat garbage and other yucky stuff. So it will make us sick if we eat it. Short and symbol, without the yucky yucky crab hubby was trying to pull. He now knows not to eat pork and to always ask if he is served meat. I do not have to ban picture, movies or anything with pigs to enforce the point.He is so cute; whenever they are giving out sample foods at Costco or Sobeys he always asks them “does this have pork? I cannot eat pork.”





Ya3ni seriously, does hubby think that if our kids watch charlotte’s web they will think yummy this pig looks delicious, I want to eat him?

This is another way of how I am not Arab enough. There is no way a woman who lived in the mideast all her life would allow pictures, movies, books of pigs into her house. Or so he says!

But really if we are going to get be so technical it means that lions, tigers and all the meat eating animals should be banned from our home, because we are forbidden from eating them as well. So why stop at the pig?

I admit, I was raised to be grossed out by pigs; I cannot look at something that has pork without being disgusted. But now I think it was very silly to raise kids hating an animal because we are forbidden from eating it. It is one of Allah’s creatures.

9 comments:

Maiush said...

Come on!!! How can anybody on this world hate Piglet???? This little animal is sooooooooooooooooooooo cute… tell your Hubbek to stay away from Piglet…
We used to face the same problem with my dad when we brought for my little brother “Charlotte’s Web” .. he was like .. “you must be kidding me, you are not letting him watch a movie about a pig!!” Babaaaaaaaa.. it’s just a movie it’s okaaaaaaaay …
As you said.. as long as they know they are not suppose to eat it, no problem.. that’s all what matters… :) …

Qwaider قويدر said...

I think I know what he's trying to do. He's trying to avoid the attachment and possibly fascination with the pigs. And I think I can see his point.
There's nothing wrong with it. But the question is, why are you so harsh on him? And ready to bash him? Ya binti ... Be compassionate and merciful with him. No what you've done so far is not enough... you need more!

Sam said...

maioush , men!! ya 7aram ziad really wants to watch charlotte's web again. yeh piglet is so cute..

Qwaider, sure, take his side!! ya3ni sho hai elattachment...for a while i went vegetarian because we used to go to my grandma's farm and "play" with the animals there...i did not want to eat them..o and how mad i was at my dad when he killed the rabbits and ate them...so I am sure piggys in books and movies are not going to make my son want to go eat pork...

7aki Fadi said...

lol Sam, 3anjad id7ikit.

Men sometimes are just weird I have never heard of this one :)

But Mai's dad did the same so I guess it's more common than you would think.

My daughters’ favourite book is green eggs and ham!

Who-sane said...

Sam ... Don't you know that if you pour coke on pork it'll cause worms to surface? I heard that somewhere, I think it was on 7aki fadi's ... or maybe Qwaider's, I can't remember.

But seriously, kollo ella Piglet, he's the cutest person in the world. Maybe if your husband sees and hears Piglet he'll change his mind :(

7aki Fadi said...

lol who sane , it's so funny because today I read this post then your pigs post and i was like, wow why are people infatuated with pigs today!

Dave said...

I eat pork and I stay pretty healthy. I don't really think it matters what an animal eats, especially since most of us aren't consuming the stomachs. If this were the case, we shouldn't be eating shrimp since they basically exist on a diet of poop.

According to Wikipedia: the consumption of raw or undercooked pork may lead to trichinosis, though this is rare in the developed world.

Sam said...

7aki my dad never said anything like that..i guess my dad is cooler than my husband:)

who-sane yeh of course kelo ila piglet, he is too cute...he is still sitting on the walls of my kids rooms...:)

dave, i know that alot eat it and stay healthy...but god forbad us from eating it..so we do not..this is one of the things that are easy enough for me to actually follow in islam..:o)

Anders said...

It is very good that Muslims don’t eat pig. And as you say there is nothing wrong with the pig – it is created by the Creator. But He has forbidden humanity to eat it. Torah (Muslims call it “Tourat”) is the Instruction Manual of the Creator and he wants all of humanity to observe it. Torah contains more prohibitions of what to eat and not to eat; and Islam has without permission from the Creator removed some of these prohibitions.
It is forbidden in Torah (Devarim (“Deuteronomy”) 13:1-6) to add and remove directives from it. It is written in Torah that the person who adds or remove directives from Torah is a false propet.
I have written this article to Muslims and I recommend you to read it: Link